August 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

A Maserati resembling a police cruiser in Quincy, Mass. The lawyer for a Braintree man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around the Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client 'silly.' (Eric Clark)

Braintree, Mass. — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client “silly.”

Attorney Russell Matson tells The Patriot Ledger his client “never pretended to be a cop,” and even told police in advance he was going to decorate his car to look like the character Barricade from a “Transformers” movie.

Matson did not disclose his client’s name. The luxury Italian vehicle’s body was painted black and white with a police-style shield on the doors, and police-related decals. The door shield was accompanied by the phrase “Decepticons punish and enslave,” from the movie.

The driver was pulled over on Aug. 9. He was not arrested but summoned to court on Sept. 4.